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SPIE Professional July 2013

SPIE outreach awards fund 25 organizations

Twenty-five organizations in 10 countries across the globe are recipients of the first round of SPIE Education Outreach grants for 2013.

As part of its mission, SPIE provides support for educational activities organized by not-for-profits such as schools and colleges, optics centers, youth clubs, and science centers to increase optics and photonics awareness.

Some $67,000 in support was awarded to groups who had applied by 31 January. The second round of awards will be announced later this year.

Among the activities the SPIE funds will support are teacher trainings in northern Chile and Canada, science fairs in London (UK) and Cambridge, MA (USA), and hands-on demonstrations for students in Ethiopia, Mexico, Poland, India, and elsewhere.

More information on SPIE Education Outreach Grants.

Recipients are:

  • Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (Ethiopia)
  • Alberta Science Literary Association (Canada)
  • Aston University (UK)
  • Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community High School (USA)
  • Cambridge Science Festival (USA)
  • Center for Integrated Access Networks, University of Arizona (USA)
  • Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica (Mexico)
  • Frankfort High School (USA)
  • Fruitvale Independent School District (USA)
  • Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland)
  • Huntsville Electro-Optical Society (USA)
  • Idaho State University (USA)
  • Imperial College London (UK)
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research-Kolkata (India)
  • Kent State University Tuscarawas (USA)
  • Kettering University (USA)
  • Koç University (Turkey)
  • Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch, SPIE Student Chapter (South Africa)
  • The Leonardo (USA)
  • National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (USA)
  • Norwalk High School (USA)
  • Oakwood High School (USA)
  • Optics Institute of Southern California (USA)
  • St. Petersburg State University, Aerospace Instrumentation, SPIE Student Chapter (Russian Federation)
  • University of Utah (USA)

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DOI: 10.1117/2.4201307.18

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